We took a four night cruise on HAL Statendam from San Diego to Vancouver. This was the final leg of a Panama Canal cruise originating in Fort Lauderdale. We greatly enjoy San Diego and the timing wasn't right for the full twenty night cruise so after staying one night at the Hampton Inn on Pacific Highway we boarded the ship at the new cruise ship terminal. The Hampton provides van service for this at no charge.
I have mostly very positive things to relate about the cruise but I have inserted the paragraphs below early in this document because they contain important information that I wish to prioritize.
Our flight back to the Midwest was from Seattle because we wished to visit some friends there. So, I explored ways of traveling from Vancouver B.C..